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The state of LGBTQ issues with Equality Florida’s director of transgender equality, Angelique Godwin

During LGBTQ Pride month, WMNF's Tuesday Cafe spoke with Equality Florida's Director of Transgender Equality, Angelique Godwin.
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A judge rejects a law restricting treatment for transgender Floridians

The judge ruled the Florida law is unconstitutionally discriminatory and was motivated by “animus” toward transgender people.
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An appeals court will consider Florida’s pronouns law in September

A federal appeals court will hear arguments over a 2023 Florida law to restrict educators’ use of personal pronouns and titles in schools.

The Scoop: Tues. May 21th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

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Transgender Hillsborough teacher can use preferred pronouns, federal judge says

Listen: In April, a federal judge ruled that a transgender Hillsborough County teacher can use her preferred pronouns. The teacher considers this a win in a state that some may consider hostile to LGBTQ educators....
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Florida challenges the feds on a new health care rule

Florida has sued over a new federal health care rule on treatments like hormone therapy & puberty blockers for transgender people.
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Democrat Ashley Brundage seeks to become the first transgender representative in the Florida Legislature

Ashley Brundage filed the paperwork to run in House District 65, which is held by Rep. Karen Gonzalez Pittman, R-Tampa.
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A federal judge blocks a Florida law that restricts teachers from using some pronouns saying it violates the First Amendment

A judge blocked enforcement of a Florida law requiring a transgender teacher to use pronouns that align with her sex assigned at birth.
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A judge will weigh Florida’s restrictions on pronouns in schools

A judge will hear a request to block part of a 2023 Florida law restricting the pronouns and titles of educators in public schools.
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Florida bill targeting trans driver’s license identification stalls in Senate, passes House

A bill forcing transgender people to identify their sex assigned at birth on their driver’s license will not be heard in the Senate.
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Florida changes its policy: the state won’t let people change the gender on their driver’s licenses and suggests transgender individuals with correct licenses are committing fraud

Ron DeSantis’ administration quietly reversed a policy allowing Floridians to obtain driver’s licenses that reflect their gender identity.
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A Senate Republican files a bill to restrict Florida agencies in the use of personal pronouns

The bill is part of long-running battles in the Florida Legislature about issues related to gender identity.

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